Coniston, Hawkshead, Sawrey, in the Lake District

Relax while you soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life...

The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.

A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children's story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell's tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht `Gondola' which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.

Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and `Brantwood' on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.

Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.

The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780's William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children's books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.

Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.

Turner’s Cottage ref: CC124183

near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£347-£547
3 star rating
Turner’s Cottage
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Just three miles south of Coniston, Turner’s Cottage is a romantic hideway for two with a four poster bed, double ended roll top bath and the all important open fire.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Bluebell Cottage ref: CC124120

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£370-£807
4 star rating
In an enviable position above the lake, Bluebell Cottage enjoys panoramic views over Coniston Water.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Rose Lea Cottage ref: LYF

Outgate, nr. Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£443-£902
4 star rating
A picture perfect Lakeland cottage with period features and a secluded garden. Rural walks from the door.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Peacock Cottage ref: CC125106

Outgate near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£482-£1760
4 star rating
Delightful 18th century cottage with superb enclosed gardens.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cherry Tree Lodge ref: W4678

Hawkshead, nr. Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£0
3 star rating
A modern detached lodge with lovely views from the balcony. Within walking distance of Hawkshead and only a mile from Esthwaite Water.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Braeside ref: CC124126

Torver, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£0
3 star rating
Braeside is situated two miles from Coniston in the peaceful hamlet of Torver, and is a modern detached property with enclosed grounds with superb views of the local fell range.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Letterbox Cottage ref: CC125105

near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£463-£866
4 star rating
This delightful country Lakeland cottage is ideally placed for an enjoyable holiday.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Carrie’s Gate ref: CC124189

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£462-£807
4 star rating
Character, Lakeland cottage set in an enviable position overlooking Coniston Water, ideally placed for easy access onto Coniston Old Man and nearby fell range.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Drumlin ref: 16112

Hawkshead, nr. Windermere, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£360-£794
3 star rating
Set in an elevated position with lovely views from both the lounge and the garden. Location ideal for exploring all of Lakeland.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

3 Force Forge ref: CC124191

Satterthwaite, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£392-£672
4 star rating
Chocolate box cottage in the heart of rural Lakeland, perfect for the smaller party and your dog offering an open fire, slate floors and luxurious designer décor fabrics.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lake Bank Lodge ref: CC129324

Water Yeat near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£518-£1229
4 star rating
This holiday property is suited to families and is set on the edge of Lake Coniston, an amazing area to explore.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Woodside ref: 30047

Duddon Bridge, nr. Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£252-£503
3 star rating
This first floor apartment is in an idyllic setting, enjoy beautiful fell walks from the door.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Crook Farm ref: 25711

Torver, nr. Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£778-£1818
0 star rating
Imposing Lakeland farmhouse which includes period features, Aga and open fire with lovely views across the countryside.
  • Sleeps
    11
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Wain Garth ref: CC124108

Satterthwaite near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£426-£1247
3 star rating
Refurbished to an excellent standard and benefitting from fabulous views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Gallery ref: 23376

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£382-£811
4 star rating
This pretty barn offers much character including oak beams and a gallery bedroom. Well placed for exploring southern Lakeland, the Duddon Valley and Lancashire.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI